if you live in Brighton you’ll know how great it is.
Don’t worry if you don’t because I’ve created the perfect piece of art to celebrate the town.
BRIGHTON ROCK is a Ltd Edition (50) hand pulled screen print.
Nice size 50 x 70cm on a smooth white 220gsm paper.
All signed, numbered and AVAILABLE NOW online at my website.
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Hey if you’re in Brighton this weekend come down to my OPEN STUDIO
The print will be available as will Tee’s, paintings and all kinds of special goodies!!
Nearest station is Kokubunji!
How Much of the World Can We Know?
David Sausage: How come you’re here in Japan this time?
Gasius: You dicta-phoning it?
David Sausage: Yeah
Gasius: Then what?
David Sausage: And then I’m gunna type it up.
Gasius: Are you?
David Sausage: Yup
David Sausage: You’ve been to Japan before and this is your second time s….
Gasius: You’re not going to video me?
David Sausage: No no no no no no..
Gasius: Well I apologise cause I’m eating my lunch.
David Sausage: No no no no..
David Sausage: We can put a photograph on there.
Gasius: (pulls funny face)
David Sausage: Laughing hang on I’m gonna take a picture.
Gasius: That’s a terrible one.
David Sausage: So er How come yer..
David Sausage: TELL Us about why you are here Russell!
Gasius: I’m here to do some work for Make Art Your Zoo, to do a textiles exhibition in LaForete for fashion week and to have a look about… Get some inspiration. Maybe do a small show with ‘Pumfka’ spelled P-M-K-F-A?
David Sausage: I’ll check it out later.
David Sausage: What’s your impressions of Japan? What’s your first impressions of Japan?
Gasius: Well I have been before so I kinda knew what to expect… My first impressions are always the same which are…. This place is BONKERS!
Gasius: its upside-down… generally. Culturally this place is opposite to us.
David Sausage: What do you think of those works over there? We’re sat outside the Yokohama Museum of Art looking at a row of sculptures at the entrance. What do you…
Gasius: I hate them.
David Sausage: You said they were terrifying earlier.
Gasius: Yeah, they’re scary. And not in a good way. I know, scary can be good but… I dunno, they’re a bit too Tim Burton for me.
David Sausage: Aohhh…
Gasius: Awuggggh! (Chewbacca sound)
David Sausage: How would you describe yourself. Are you a graffiti artist, an artist or something else?…
Gasius: Err I started a graffiti writer. I dont really write graffiti much anymore. I tag a little bit. Erm, I just don’t have time for it. I would just describe myself as an artist, and also at certain times, I’d describe myself as a designer.
Really, now, I design to make money. And I make for love.
David Sausage: Who would you describe as having a major influence on you, when you started making art for yourself?
Gasius: Hmm. Difficult to pinpoint.
It’s massively varied from now and when I started making art. I started painting canvasses when I was at college, ’97 I think. When did I do my first show… Ahm… …anyway. Influences? Then, definitely graffiti. People that were pushing graffiti to be not graffiti like Twist and Mike Giant, esp then.
David Sausage: Giant, you mean Shepard Fairey right?
Gasius: No. Mike Giant.
David Sausage: Mike Giant?
Gasius: Shepard Fairey actually stopped writing Giant cos Mike Giant was already writing Giant.
David Sausage: Ah!
Gasius: That’s when Shepard Fairey actually started writing OBEY.
David Sausage: I see. Right.
Gasius: And I guess that was all through skateboarding, skateboard art. I discovered Twist and Giant through skating. Giant was doing alot of the artwork for Think and Barry McGee (Twist) was doing alot of the artwork for Mad Circle and they were both my favourite skate companies because of the artwork. And then I found out afterwards it was them and that’s why I liked the artwork so much because it was graff(iti)-related.
David Sausage: So, You skated when you were younger?
David Sausage: I didn’t know that.
Gasius: I skated from the age of errr… young! I guess 10 probably. I still skate occasionally but again, I don’t have time for it. And then, influences have changed loads over the years. I’d say my biggest influences now are probably… Guston and this German guy called Uwe Henneken.
David Sausage: An artists or a graff-writer?
Gasius: Oh artist. I don’t really look at graff much anymore. Uhm, and also Ged Quinn.
David Sausage: Ged Quinn?
Gasius: Yeah he’s amazing. I mean obviously there’s loads more but ehm…
David Sausage: That’s who’s really rockin it.
Gasius: Yeah those guys are my favourites.
David Sausage: As someone who’s started off doing graffiti, and then gone on to do artwork as you yourself and er anyone, would call it. What do you think about the way graffiti has been assimilated and become part of the mainstream to the extent that… It’s quite prominent now with art in the art scene, in fashion design. What do you think about it’s influence on mainstream and contemporary art?
Gasius: I guess, when you look at it it’s easy to see why it became so big cos it’s so easy to access. I mean if you look at all art that gets massively popular it’s easy to access for everyone and that’s why it’s popular because people can look at it and instantly get it. And that is just instant. It’s political and subversive and it’s edgy and it’s… Yeah… uhm. But I’m kind of not into it, at all. I don’t know what I think about it getting big. It’s changed it a lot. It’s changed everything. It’s made a lot of people come out of the woodwork who maybe shouldn’t have. And… Yeah… It’s like anything though, it’s about opinion on what’s good and what isn’t.
David Sausage: Right. Shall we go inside?
Yokohama Triennial finishes on Sunday, November 6th. You can visit three different sites BankART Studio, Koganechou, and the main Yokohama Museum of Art with a day ticket for ¥1500 with a free shuttle bus between the three throw in for free. Koganechou was a real let-down so save your time for the other two.
See http://yokohamatriennale.jp/en/ for details.
Father Sausage: Any confessions to make before your soul is consumed by hellfire that would make good reading for chottomatte?
Sickboy: I had a habit of slamming doors as I ran through them and almost broke a girls arm at primary school being called to lunch first she was a rather painful second.
Heaven & Earth: A major London solo show by Sickboy
November 3-6, 2011 at Dray Walk,
91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL
Featuring a special collaboration with…
I am again participating in the Art Fair called ULTRA004 taking place in Spiral in Omotesando.The show is split into two period. Entrance free.
☆October side 28 Oct – 30 Oct
☆November side 1 Nov – 3 Nov ⇒ my booth is No.30「三福星」-three lucky stars
Featuring…Yu Uchida, Takatoshi Ise, Tamaki Matsuda.
Work by Takatoshi Ise – Ceramist
Work by Yu uchuda – Glass work
Work by Tamaki Matsuda – Lacquer
Aight! Not only has the lady pictured below got a magic husband, she’s got a neck capable of holding up 40 lbs of black Kryptonite!!
Kryptonite makes Spiderman wet himself and sometimes falling off your skateboard can make you Rolf all over your Harrrrisssss!!!!
It can also fire you up into A inferno of tension releasing, bullshit destroying, BALL OF LIBERATION!!!!!!
Lord Andy Roy is a liberator. A freedom Fightaaa!!! He understands how falling on concrete is therapy for the soul!!
LET’S WATCH THIS MOST RECENT VID AND LISTEN CAREFUL!!!
Then we can watch the next vid. Keeping in mind that when Nippon decides to embrace something, it embraces it from the core! And the core of Hardcore skateboarding is
Now then. Extremely hello every baldy. My name is Jimmy Savlon, also known as POCARIT CLOP. Gweetings. Respectcetera. I’m going to speak a little bit, not a lot, every second counts, about skate boar DING!!!!!! Namely, in Nippon. First of all I want you to bring to mind your perception of ‘skateboarding’. Secondly I want you to tell that perception to go and burn in Heaven for evermore because whatever it is, I GWARantee, it’s right off the mark. Is skateboarding cool? Is it Punk Rock? Is it Hip Hop? Is it crap? No, it’s none of these and none of anything else. Skateboards have been knocking about since long before any of the above. Yes, even before feecese. A skateboard is just a skateboard and whatever you do with it is ENTIRELY up to you. Play Cricket with it. Dig an ‘ole with one. Use one as a skateboard. There are no rules. Except the unwritten ones. But they aren’t in writing and never will be. HERE IN JIPPON we give far east of a shit about what one does with a skateboard. Of course the unwritten rules filter through somewhat from the western isles but they can be quite easily shat upon.
In OSAKA there is a man. A Gentleman of the highest order named.. CHOPPER. He was ‘discovered’ by a very good friend of mine…
Look, Chopper is the same age as me, grew up through the same era of skateboarding and manages to blow the fucking roof off the establishment. And always has as far as I know. Now of course a man like that naturally grows popular with others who are genius enough to see the advantages and more so, the possibilities. His ‘crew’ define the word UNIQUE.
9 years ago I travelled on a choo choo to Osaka to hang out with my friend Chopper for the weekend. He took me straight to Osaka Castle, Spotaka skate shop, a few other places, then fat okonomiyaki and major beer ingestion all the while giggling as he warned me that he was about to introduce me to a psychopath. A man with crazy eyeballs. I’d actually started to get worried. The man I finally met turned out to be a saint. And a psychopath.
His name is DAL, pronounced DARU. THIS is skateboarding.
The competition has closed and Mother Goose has been summarily executed and laid to rest under a bonsai tree in the chottomatte Emperors garden may god have mercy on her soul. She was getting old you see.. Not quite the prize goose she was and in this industry there’s no room for sentiment… Time waits for no goose. And on that note we shall bring proceedings to a close.
Ladies and Gentlemen we have a WINNER!
His name is Cheo and as luck would have it he happens to be a dab hand at daubing his graffiti (see pictures above) We asked:
1) How do you feel to not only be part of Europe’s biggest ever graffiti jam, but also the winner of the *OFFICIAL* SeeNoEvil Golden Egg Hunt?!
I am over the moon! People like me don’t usually win things.
2) What was the highlight of the jam for you?
I think finishing my piece.
3) What is it about Bristol that makes such good graffiti artists?
It has to be something in the water…apart from the usual turds and rubber Jhonnys.
4) What’s next for Bristol – would you like to see this happening again?
See No Evil must be repeated it would be bloody stupid not to…huge success and positive vibes all round!
5) Who’s work did you enjoy seeing the most?
Smug’s portrait of Epok is super dope…that man has mental skills!
And finally… a little birdy tells me two eggs are still in place. #2 PARTY Egg and #4 MILK Egg. Which means #1 #5 and #6 are M.I.A…
Mother Goose has laid all her eggs… if you find an egg
C R A C K I T O P E N !!!
Then email to Mother Goose.
Cheo is in pole position but many of the remaining eggs are to be found in the after party tonight – it’s all to play for!!!
Look for the six golden eggs from Thursday
- Follow Mr. Bubba’s rappin rhymes riddles on twitter @beelziBUBBER and @david_sausage
- See if you can find the six golden eggs
- Send an email with your contact email address to the special address you find on the flag. If there’s no flag then crack the egg to find the email you need inside!
- The most prolific egg hunter wins a special Japan-only chottomatte goodie-prize bag presented by Bubba on Saturday
Where FEEK and Ice Cream be getting it on
You can talk to Mother Goose through the intercom correction *M.I.A.*
Goosey got the PARTY bug like bird influenza
If you can’t find the bog see the motion sensor!
Under the city’s DRAGON by da O.G. Pandas *FOUND!*
Mama Goosey dropped her load, climb to have a gander
If you go and find MILK at the top of the steps
She told MOTHER GOOSE she better know the LEDGE
She drops another load as ACER sinks ships
Look below the fresh pieces and through the rubbish
Where the wolf howls over @xnz moonlit canopy *found*
Goosey got brave and dropped her gold in a tree